Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The End is Near!

While I certainly believe that the end of the world as we know it may very well happen within my lifetime, and I am really looking forward to seeing Jesus face-to-face, that's not what I'm talking about, here.

I'm talking about the next best thing! Next to the salvation of all of my family, friends, and acquaintances, of course.

I am almost at the point of typing THE END on my manuscript, Mind Over Madi. The manuscript I have toiled and cried over. The one I have spent countless hours writing and rewriting and editing and sending to critique partners and brainstorming over and procrastinating on and hating and loving and praying about. The manuscript that has finalled in three separate contests and has been requested by an agent.

THAT manuscript.

And I can't tell you how good it feels. For me AND for Madi (it is her story, after all, and she's been dying for me to finish it.)

So it's taken me a while. A Looooong while. And there is still plenty of work ahead. More editing, crying, frustration, editing, hate, love, procrastinating, editing. Lots more hours and frozen pizzas for the kids. But typing THE END is huge for me.

And the end is near! I spent five hours at Biggby Coffee yesterday working to finish this thing. Minus a couple hours I spent chatting over coffee and subs with my writing friend, Cari (By the way...thanks, Cari, for meeting me and for your encouragement!)

Watch for my (very) upcoming post titled THE END HAS COME.

Won't be long now...



conarnold said...

Congratulations on getting to this point, Lynda. How exciting to reach THE END! Even though there is still a lot of work ahead, what a great feeling of accomplishment for you! Hope the rest goes smoothly.

LauraLee Shaw said...

Wow, congrats Lynda!!!! That is so exciting!

Terri Tiffany said...

So happy to hear that news!!!!!!!

Dara said...


Unfortunately I'm only near the end of my first draft. I can only imagine the amount of time it's going to take me to get all of my research, then edit the thing. o_O

Anyway congrats on seeing the finish line!